A bipartisan duo in the House said Wednesday they're not giving up on efforts to expand background checks for gun purchasers and pushed back against those who claim their proposal will lead to a national gun registry.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says it's "way too premature" to conclude the Boston Marathon bombing suspects acted without foreign help.
A handful of Republicans on Capitol Hill on Monday ramped up their push to have Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev denied a defense attorney and treated as an "enemy combatant" in the name of national security.
Key Republicans are calling on the Obama administration to declare captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, an enemy combatant subject to the laws of war so intelligence officials can continue to interrogate him for as long as they deem necessary.
Former congressman Barney Frank said Tuesday the horrific events at the Boston Marathon demonstrate the need for a well-prepared government to respond in times of crisis.
Echoing the sentiments of Sen. John McCain, a leading House Republican on Tuesday blasted the increasingly popular idea of filibustering any gun control measures in the Senate.
Rep. Peter King characterized his biggest fear from North Korea is that leader Kim Jong-un was putting himself in a box with his strong rhetoric and he might reach the point where he feels he has no choice but to act.
For all the things President Obama says he can't do because of the political gridlock in Washington, he can right a century-old wrong simply by picking up a pen. Tomorrow wouldn't be too soon.
Under intense pressure from angry Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner agreed Wednesday to a vote this week on aid for Superstorm Sandy recovery.